[ExI] election

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 02:56:01 UTC 2016

On Sat, Nov 12, 2016  William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:

​> ​
> Unless I have missed something, no one has mentioned the Electoral
> Colllege.
> ​ I
>  noticed that Hillary won the popular vote but rather badly lost the
> Electoral vote.

​Already Hillary got 1.8 million more votes than Trump did, and that figure
will almost certainly grow. There are millions of votes that still haven't
been counted and almost all of all of them are in California, Washington
State, and New York, all deep blue Clinton states. In fact it looks very
likely that Clinton will end up getting more votes that any president in
the history of the USA. But she still lost and Trump still won. And that
sucks bigly.

​> ​
> Why not get rid of th Electoral College?  I am far far from the first to
> recommend that.
>> No doubt there were good reasons at the time to institute it(?).

​It was the only way they agreed on a constitution. The small states wanted
each state to have a equal voice as in the Senate, and the big states
wanted it to go with population as in the House, so they compromised.

Besides getting rid of the electoral college I think people should be
allowed to vote for more than one candidate, that way people could have
voted for the Libertarian guy to make a point and also voted for Hillary to
stop a fascist
​ from gaining power.​

  John K Clark ​
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